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Day 62: 4 on 4- Dream and achieve

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It was wonderful to read the news about UPSC results today. UPSC is the Union Public Service Commission in India who are authorized to conduct the civil services examination. These exams will help you get a position as an IAS, IPS, IFS or IRS officer. These are the top strategic positions in the Indian government (union, state and public-setor). The exams are not easy either. They follow a two-phase process which includes a prelims followed by a final that would have 9 essay style questions and a personality test (panel interview). It requires a dedicated and very disciplined approach and might require multiple attempts before they reach their goal. This year four women bagged the top ranks. It was very happy and inspiring to read about women achievers. Some argue there is a thick wall that creates these gender differences. Some say it is a glass ceiling. Some just break it. One of the candidates, Ms. Ira Singhal is the first differently-abled woman who has achieved this. Her story is inspiring she has shown how physical disabilities need not stop one from achieving one's dreams. She holds a Bachelors in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. She has also worked in a MNC and this achievement comes after her 4th attempt. The three other women are all well-educated and able women. Ms. Renu Raj from Kerala actually belongs to a simple middle class family. She has however completed her MBBS and then has attempted to take this civil services exam. Every story is inspiring. I am sure they struggled to get through this exam and their grit and focus helped them reach their goals. So, here on fourth, a salute to these women (and men too) and many others who have struggled to reach their goals. May this inspire us to pave our path with confidence and positive thoughts.

So long!
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